What Happens if Your Put Too Much Oil in Your Car?

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Every internal combustion engine requires oil to lubricate its parts. Vehicles have different size engines, depending on the weight, size, or purpose. The amount of oil that goes into the engine typically depends on the size of the engine as well as the manufacturer service interval. For most cars, the engine holds about 5 and … Read more

Driving With Both Feet? (You’re Doing it Wrong)

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When you were learning to drive, your parent or driving instructor probably told you to only use one foot between the brake and gas pedals. Back then, chances are good that most vehicles you saw came with a three-pedal manual transmission (which is why it was known as a “standard transmission” back in the day). … Read more

3 Common Symptoms of Low Engine Oil in Your Car

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A car engine is lubricated by its oil. As time goes on, much of that oil will burn away or possibly leak out. This means you’ll have to put additional oil into the engine and repair any leaky areas. Changing the oil is one of the most basic forms of car maintenance that people perform. … Read more

Lug Nut Sizes and Types (w/ Chart For All Car Manufacturers)

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Lug nuts are an interesting beast and may very well be the most important pieces of hardware on your vehicle. Their job is to secure each wheel of a vehicle to its axle to allow your car to drive and keep you safe. Understanding how different lug nut sizes and types can vary from vehicle … Read more

4 Common Oil Change Scams (and How to Avoid Them)

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With the exception of electric vehicles, all cars will need many routine oil changes throughout their lifetime. For many people, the most convenient way to accomplish this is to take the car to a shop and have it changed for them. Unfortunately, putting the car in someone else’s hands doesn’t free the user of all … Read more

Chilton vs Haynes vs Online – What’s the Best Auto Repair Manual?

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One of the most valuable resources you can have in a home or commercial garage is a good repair manual. Automotive DIFYers make good use of these manuals to save money and get that sense of accomplishment. Meanwhile, commercial mechanics find the manuals essential due to the wide range of makes and models which pass … Read more

Clutch Pedal Adjustment Tips (and How To)

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There are fewer vehicles on the road each year with a manual transmission. While more drivers prefer automatics and car manufacturers are offering less models with stick shifts, manual transmissions are still preferred by many due to two main reasons: driver involvement and cheaper maintenance/repairs. The clutch pedal is where it all starts. It offers … Read more